Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A little bush walk.........

As mentioned in my last post the girls and I went for a little bush walk to a waterfall on Saturday. It was a less than half an hour drive up the coast and I can't believe after living on the Coromandel for 16 years that we haven't done this little walk before. I noticed the very humble little sign on the side of the road last year when I was out training for my mammoth 200km cycle challenge and promptly put on my 'to do' list. The walk itself took just over 10 minutes each way and was a fairly flat walk following a small tranquil stream. We turned a corner at the end and were greeted by this beautiful double waterfall that you would never know existed.  Amelia and I scaled the rock face on the right-hand side of the above photo ........ 

................so we could see the upper level pool. We had our picnic lunch nearby then slowly made our way back.............

........stopping halfway to have a paddle and play in the stream. We found it hard to imagine that this little calm waterway floods so much in heavy rain that it would come level to Caitlin's neck( or maybe over her head!) in the above photo. We could see as we walked along the path where the flooded water level had reached. We could only imagine how amazing the waterfall would have been then.

Cooling our feet in the 'fresh' stream waters.

After such a strenuous walk (yeah right!) we drove to nearby Pauanui Beach to treat ourselves to ice-creams and enjoy this beautiful deserted beach.

Looking left up the coast to 'Paku hill', Tairua.

And looking to the right out to 'Slipper Island'. Next weekend is Labour weekend so being a long weekend this beach will be very busy especially if the weather stays fine like it was this day.
Okay I'm off to make some pincushions in my sewing attic.

11 comments:

Crystal Hendrix said...

WOW such a pretty area!!

Cheryl said...

Looks like a wonderful place to explore! I can only imagine the water fall when it is full .

maree said...

Hey Catherine the cushion looks great = like a jewel with its many facets. And love your shots from Pauanui - yep, this weekend I can imagine the Mount will attract a fair few holiday makers too and gone will be our winter lull. Mind you, won't complain if the weather holds out. Ciao

Michele Pacey said...

you are so lucky to have such amazing scenery in your backyard. that waterfall is impressive. i'm also impressed about the 200 km cycle challenge. What?!!! i'm happy when I get my 40 min morning walk... you're amazing!

Renee said...

That is pretty! Funny how you often forget to explore your own area, isn't it? I am very guilty of that!

Deb said...

Yes, bet Pauanui won't look anything like that next weekend! I enjoy walking too. Am off to the Mt for Labour weekend and there are loads of great walks over that way. There must be loads of great walks up your way too.

XUE said...

Wow Catherine! This is so beautiful & we love doing such things too, wading in rivers like that!

Needled Mom said...

What a gorgeous hike!

Lis said...

THANK YOU :)

Karen said...

That looks like a great day you had. Love how you finished off with an ice cream. Yum-o!

Videa said...

Oh this is truely beautiful and quiet.Just back from my Aussie holiday. We saw some beautiful spots there. You guys are certainly spoilt in that part of the world.

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